[Bro] dpdk

Michael Shirk shirkdog.bsd at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 05:14:31 PDT 2017

DPDK enable apps are apparently something that can be built on FreeBSD,
just need the port as recommended by Intel.

I have not been able to play with this, but it would be nice to have
options in addition to netmap for fast packet acquisition on FreeBSD.

Michael Shirk
Daemon Security, Inc.

On Apr 10, 2017 5:28 AM, "Jan Grashöfer" <jan.grashoefer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Ed,
> thanks a lot for your detailed explanation!
> > I believe there would be some benefits in the ability to run high-speed
> > packet capture in VMs or Containers that are hosted on a cloud management
> > system (CMS). The world of NFV and service function chaining (which
> > encompasses IDSs such as Bro) often relies on DPDK applications.
> With virtualization in mind, using DPDK for packet acquisition seems to
> make sense.
> > I don't know that these benefits are enough to justify the amount of
> > development work it would take to implement and maintain a DPDK packet
> > acquisition plugin. Just throwing out an answer to the question. :-)
> At least it is worth a POC I think :)
> Jan
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